Researchers have identified that a protein found in semen (seminal sCD38) appears to play a role as an immune suppressor that helps establish tolerance of the fetus by a mother’s immune system. This means that there is potential for this protein to be used to prevent some failed pregnancies.
Another study also provides a compelling case indicating that the fetus regulates the timing of its birth, with two proteins – SRC-1 and SRC-2 – involve in initiating the labour process. This important finding provides an opportunity for researchers to understand, and gain more insight, into how to prevent premature births.
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